Ready for a little taste of Italy?
This traditional Italian street-style cafe has a tasty treat for everyone in Winter Park. Start your morning with your choice of fresh, hand-crafted cappuccinos, eggs, a breakfast wrap, or buttermilk pancakes. And make sure to stop by for lunch, where Caffe Giocondo serves delicious carved sandwiches, soups, and salads.
Located conveniently along Route 40 and Midtown Drive, Caffe Giocondo is a great meeting place for lodgers to break bread in the morning and afternoon. Right across the street from the Winter Park Visitor Center and several lodging locations, this cozy mid-day spot is a perfect place for tourists and explorers to start their day.
Closing time for this stylish stop is 2 pm, but carry out is available if you’d like to bring breakfast or lunch items before picking up your vacation rentals. The entire menu is available for takeout, and you can enjoy a glass of wine with charcuterie while watching the sunset.
The folks at Caffe Giocondo have created an interior that’s truly serene. The warm, natural light of Colorado pours through the large windows into the entire cafe as you enjoy your homemade breakfast or lunch.
Looking for a slow, relaxing morning spent catching up with the news? Caffe Giocondo delivers. The restaurant stays well stocked with daily newspapers for your reading pleasure and fresh, homemade pastries should you get hungry. The large, fluffy pastries are left on display for your choice behind the glass counter, each with their own label.
If you’re looking for a full meal, you can find all the traditional favorites on the hot breakfast menu. The menu includes a breakfast sandwich, a custom omelet, veggie hash, breakfast wrap, buttermilk pancakes, “The Classic”, the frittata of the day, english muffin, and gluten-free bagels.
These breakfast foods are found all over the country, but find a special home inside Caffe Giocondo where it’s a unique take on the Italian cafe adds a slight twist to every plate.
Cooks behind the counter prepare every plate by hand, using fresh ingredients and a marvelous meat slicer that’s left on display.
The lunch menu is specialized and packs a punch, with healthy choices such as Waldorf chicken salad sandwiches, house-made sandwiches, soup of the day, and seasonal deli salads.
The Italian Caffe favorite also offers a “Sweets & Breads” menu, including cookies, croissants, scones, muffins, bagels, and pop tarts. Perfect for pairing with a fresh cup of coffee.
If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, you won’t be disappointed. The menu features Aperol Spritz, Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Bellini, Red and White wine, Sparkling, and a daily craft brew selection, making it a solid choice among Winter Park restaurants for day drinking.
Overall, this casual dining spot is a hidden gem of Winter Park, Colorado, and a wonderful place to stop while on vacation.
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